Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is one of the best-selling American books of all time, and the originator of the hugely popular true crime genre. In the latest volume in Ig’s acclaimed Bookmarked series, award-winning author Justin St. Germain writes about his obsession with Capote’s book. St. Germain traces his own history with In Cold Blood—including a trip to Holcomb, Kansas, the site of the Clutter murders it claims to be about—as well as the book’s long and complicated legacy, and its profound affect on him, Capote, the people it portrays, and American culture’s attitudes toward murder.
JUSTIN ST. GERMAIN is the author of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, part of IG Publishing's Bookmarked series, and the memoir Son of a Gun, which won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was named a best book of 2013 by many outlets. He teaches at Oregon State.
ELENA PASSARELLO is the author of two collections of essays, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses. She teaches nonfiction at Oregon State University and appears weekly on the nationally syndicated radio program Live Wire!